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Funds still needed for Reform/ Progressive synagogue in Israel

 

December 18, 2020

Kehilat Yonatan's building shell as of November 2020.

Former Orlando Jewish community resident and daughter of Arnold Stein, Lori Erlich, has sent Heritage an update about the progress of Kehilat Yonatan, the Reform/Progressive synagogue and cultural/education center in Hod Hasharon, Israel.

Kehilat Yonatan was founded in 2001 and is named in the memory of Rabbi Michael Boyden's son, Israel Defense Forces paratrooper Yonatan Boyden, who was killed in action in Lebanon in 1993.

In 2014, Erlich and her husband, Moshe, visited the Heritage office to share their vision of having a building for their Reform/Progressive congregation. It took a few y...



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